Do you believe God has uniquely created you with a purpose and plan? We do.

What if you could know God is speaking to you through His Word, and you could feel the love of Jesus in a profound way? We want that way for you.

What if you could join a community of people who cared for you, listened to you, and supported you? You can.

Step into the ROOTED journey!

What if you could know God is speaking to you through His Word, and you could feel the love of Jesus in a profound way? We want that way for you.

What if you could join a community of people who cared for you, listened to you, and supported you? You can.

Step into the ROOTED journey!

Rooted is the next chapter of your journey.

Through the ROOTED experience, you will deepen your connection with God, His Church, and your purpose in the epic story He is writing through human history. ROOTED is a catalyst for life change where discussion is held in a small group environment, creating a safe space for biblical exploration and practical discipleship.

You will begin to see God in new ways
and hear His voice in surprising places.

This world can be fragmented, isolated, and empty, but ROOTED allows you to experience a different way of life: community, intimacy, and grace. Through this experience, we hope you will be emboldened to live out your calling as a radical follower of Jesus.

Rooted is a significant commitment.

During the 11-week experience, you will go through various individual exercises (daily Bible reading, journaling, and prayer) and then meet weekly in your groups to talk about what you have learned. You will be surprised by what happens when your group gathers and begins to honestly share.

Pray together, share your story, and serve together.

There are three additional experiences designed to deepen some of the areas we explore. You’ll pray together, share your story, and serve together. On top of these experiences, we’ll also discuss where you are in your journey with Jesus. No matter where you stand in your relationship with Jesus at the beginning of ROOTED, there is always room to go deeper.

Celebrate the Journey

For some of us, that may mean deciding for the first time to follow Jesus and/or getting baptized. For others, it will mean letting go of the things of this world to follow His call more courageously. These kinds of defining moments will mean your life will never be the same. After our 11 weeks together, we’ll join with other ROOTED groups to celebrate the journey.

Sign me up!

Our Fall ROOTED groups are full.  We will open registration for Spring groups in late November. Check back then or let us know you’re interested by clicking below!

I’m interested in ROOTED

Frequently Asked Questions

ROOTED is an 11-week discipleship program and a catalyst for life-change. It provokes questions and conversations and group experiences designed to give you a glimpse of your story in God’s story.

Registration is easy! Click on the link above and select which time/location box you want to register for and follow the steps. The cost is $15 per person to go through the course, which includes all sessions, your workbook, and other materials, as well the Launch and Celebration dinners at the beginning and end of the 11 weeks. 

Our ROOTED groups will meet on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 pm, at Illuminate and online (ROOTED@HOME). Childcare will be provided by the church for Sunday Afternoon Groups on Illuminate’s campus. (Make sure to register your children along with you). The launch and final celebration will be held in the Worship Center.

We understand that ROOTED is a large time commitment, but we believe it is worth it to invest in the entire process. If you know you are going to miss more than 2 meetings, we ask that you wait until the next session of ROOTED. The 11 weeks are a cumulative experience, and so we ask that every participant commit to honor each other by being at every meeting. We understand that emergencies come up, and you may need to cancel your ROOTED registration. You can cancel your registration and receive a full refund up until September 30, 2020. Sorry, but we will not be able to give any refunds after this date.

Our ROOTED team will prayerfully place participants into groups of about 10-14 people. We group by age, marital status, life stage, and availability during the week. We form groups of married couples, singles, women, men, and young adults. These groups ultimately depend upon the demographic of those who registered. A substantial amount of prayer and thoughtfulness goes into creating groups which we think will provide the best experience for all people who attend. While we do our best to honor requests when possible, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all friend or leader requests.

ROOTED is the on-ramp to Community Groups. Your ROOTED group at the end of the 11 weeks can become your Community Group, and so we strongly advise that you go through ROOTED before joining an open Community Group.

You will receive your workbook the first time you meet together with your group. Your leader will have your material and walk you through how to use it.

Free childcare for ROOTED will be offered at our main Perimeter campus on Sunday afternoon for children 0 yrs. To 5th grade. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email that will contain links to our childcare registration page. You will need to register each child separately. 

We believe that ROOTED is a life-changing experience and we want everyone to participate! We understand that the ROOTED registration fee may be a burden for some, and we are happy to support you if that is your current situation. Please fill out the application for scholarship.

ROOTED Facilitators get a front row seat to something remarkable – God transforming lives. If you can agree with our leadership covenant, you may fill out an application to facilitate a group. One of our ROOTED Team members will then contact you personally.



We’d love to answer any questions you have about ROOTED! Send us an email at

Campus Info

Service Times: Sundays, 9:00am & 10:30am

Address: 17800 N. Perimeter Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Phone: 480.359.1394

Nursery, kids, and 56/78 meet during 10:30am service only, and special needs is not currently meeting.